RECENT RESEARCH

Advocacy

Community Case Studies Research Report : Tairāwhiti Climate Adaptation Planning Project

By: Te Weu Charitable Trust in cooperation with the Gisborne District Council
Published: 2024-05-13

Extreme weather events have become more frequent with climate change. The East Coast has been particularly hard hit in recent years. In early 2023 the Gisborne District Council commissioned Te…

Climate Change Community & Place Community Development Emergency & Disaster Environment
Environment

Regenerative Communities Pilot Report

By: Flourish Kia Puāwai
Published: 2024-04-29

This report tells the story of a project to explore using a regenerative approach to community-building. The pilot aimed to both learn and practice how to undertake regeneration with and…

Community Development Environment
Critical Tiriti Analysis

Critical Tiriti Analysis of He Mata Whāriki, He Matawhānui: Review into the Future of Local Government in Aotearoa

By: Heather Came, Hana Wilkinson, Grant Berghan, Leanne Manson
Published: 2024-04-23

Hapū are interested in local government due to their decision-making influence over the cultural, social, economic and environmental wellbeing of a district that can enable or restrict tino rangatiratanga. In…

Critical Tiriti Analysis Māori Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Environment

Foodshed and Food System Analysis – Buller District

By: Dr Niki Bould, as lead researcher
Published: 2024-03-28

The Foodshed and Food System Analysis for the Buller district is part of a Local Food Economyinitiative. In providing insights into the foodshed and food system, KNECT (the local community…

Community & Place Food Security
Critical Tiriti Analysis

A Critical Tiriti Analysis of the Treaty Statement From a University in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Logan Hamley, Kyle Tan, Waikaremoana Waitoki, Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai
Published: 2024-02-21

Universities in Aotearoa New Zealand have been placed under the spotlight for claims of systemic racism. Following the claims made in relation to the University of Waikato in 2020 and…

Critical Tiriti Analysis Education & Training Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Ethnicity and Diversity

Chinese migrant communities’ relationships to coastal spaces in the ‘City of Sails’, Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Belinda Wheaton
Published: 2024-01-03

New Zealanders have long-standing and multifaceted relationships with coasts, including recreation activities in, on and by the water. Leisure scholarship to date has paid little attention to outdoor recreation in…

People and Society

Community Readiness Study – Women’s Support Motueka

By: Mikayla Cahill - Women's Support Motueka
Published: 2023-11-30

A Community Readiness Study, abbreviated to CRS, is a way of gauging the community’s views of a particular issue. We are using this research method to discover how we can…

Ethnicity and Diversity

CONNECTING HOMELANDS Telling the stories of Post-war Cretan Migrant Women in Aotearoa New Zealand An oral history and digital storytelling project

By: Evangelia Papoutsaki
Published: 2023-11-26

This digital archive contains the material of an oral history project that recorded the personal stories of elderly Cretan Greek women who came to New Zealand in the early 60s…

Health

Community Readiness Study Research Report 2023

By: Mikayla Cahill
Published: 2023-11-01

Community Readiness Studies (CRS) are increasingly used in family violence research. This study is a way of understanding our community in relation to family violence and is a way to…

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